The lawsuit was filed by Wadrekus W., a man from Michigan who was implanted with the Option™ Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter (“IVC Filter”) manufactured by Argon Medical Devices Inc. and Rex Medical, L.P.
The IVC Filter was implanted in his vein to catch blood clots and prevent a pulmonary embolism on November 22, 2013 at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan by Dr. Farajallah M. Hanna Al-Kass.
The plaintiff underwent an unsuccessful attempted IVC Filter retrieval procedure on August 19, 2015 at Detroit Medical Center with Dr. Jeffrey J. Critchfield and Dr. Robert J. Wlodarski.
The IVC Filter was not removed. The plaintiff suffered injuries associated with the IVC Filter being tilted and embedded in his vein.
Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices are accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about risks.
The lawsuit was filed on May 16, 2018 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial Division / Civil Section) — Case ID: 180501440.
There are now over 7,000 other IVC filter lawsuits pending against Rex Medical, Cook Medical, B. Braun, C.R. Bard, and other manufacturers in state and federal courtrooms nationwide.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ben C. Martin of The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin in Dallas, Texas.